All branches of my family and friends have been questioning techforgood over 70 years now- by which we mean what dad with Economist audiences of 1970s first coined as entrepreneurial revolution: every next child flourishing because every community being invested in through servant leaders and SME innovators- if that's your kind of collaboration please get in touch chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk MA Stats DAMTP Corpus Christi Cambridge -- currently in Wash DC & Glasgow; as Scots missionaries my parents who served in world war 2 hoped that was the end of tech for the few instead of tech and teach for all.. we're also prepping June 2023 Glasgow as 265th moral sentiments summit on purposes of markets and engineering. WE see 2020s web3 alumni as best chance to cure tragedies of fake media, AND celebrate millennials as first Sustainability Gen -huge thanks to ed3dao.com , SDGmetaverseprize.org, NFTSdgs.com and other benchmarks at worldclassdaos.com - and of course mathematicians like Satoshi since 2008WHY 163? London Scot James Wilson having founded The Economist in 1843, convinced Queen Victoria to launch commonwealth round a bank by and for the quarter of peoples on the India subcontinent. 163 year ago: she told him to go create Charter Bank; arriving in Calcutta 1860 Wilson died within 9 months of diarrhea. Local peoples had to wait another 112+ years until a womens bank was launched by Fazle Abed making end of diarrhea by oral rehydration one of its first educational purposes My father Norman was very lucky. He survived world war 2 as a teenage navigator allied bomber command Burma. Six years later he met V Neuman at Princeton who unluckily only had 6 years left due to cancer from nuclear bombsd. Neuman asked dad will train economist jouranlits to ask the most valuable question in the world: what goods will people do with 100 tukes more etch every decade 1930s to 2020s. Dad and numann had plenty of exambples of bads caused by rapid tech. I was born the same year 1951. To be honest it took me really long time to start to understand dad's next question about what he called peoples entrepreneurial revolution. But he made it clear that community griunded finacing and valuation of tecahers would be make or braeak to 21st c life. So lets start there

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

 

Welcome back!

The little-known agency at the heart of the FinCEN Files investigation is in the spotlight again, thanks to a new report by anti-corruption group Global Financial Integrity.

The organization brought together 19 anti-money laundering experts from government, the financial industry and academia to develop recommendations to reinvent the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, an intelligence unit the report describes as underfunded, overstretched and behind the times.

The policy paper cites ICIJ and BuzzFeed News’ international investigation on the failures of the U.S.-led global enforcement system, which we found allows trillions in tainted dollars to flow freely through major banks despite repeated crackdowns.

Their recommendations echo many of the things experts told us need to be done to make the agency more effective. The group also calls for FinCEN to launch a “Manhattan Project” to improve its technology to keep up in the battle against dirty money, terrorism financing, and other emerging money laundering challenges.

The global fight against cross-border financial corruption was a focus of several high-profile reports published in the last week by leading international organizations …

ENDING THE SHELL GAME
The OECD, a club of rich nations, credited ICIJ investigations for fostering public interest in targeting the facilitators of sophisticated financial crimes in its first-ever report on what countries can do to crack down on lawyers, accountants, offshore specialists and other “professional enablers” who help rogue actors hide money and outsmart law enforcement.

TRILLIONS AT STAKE
The UN FACTI panel convened world leaders and high-level stakeholders to discuss international strategies to rein in rampant tax abuse costing countries urgently-needed revenue to tackle poverty, climate change, inequality and the post-pandemic economic recovery. Here’s what they had to say about the recommendations.

#AMPLIFYRAPPLER
Journalist Maria Ressa, founder of the Philippine news outlet Rappler, faces up to six years in prison on cyber libel charges for reporting connected to President Rodrigo Duterte. Last week, journalists around the world showed their support with a video series by Forbidden Stories chronicling Rappler’s investigations on financial crime and corruption.

SEE YOU AT MOZFEST
ICIJ’s Emilia Díaz-Struck and Miguel Fiandor Gutiérrez will be presenting a session on how AI can help investigative journalism at MozFest on Tuesday, March 9, sharing what they’ve learned and uncovered from ICIJ’s experiments with machine learning.
 

Thanks for reading!

Asraa Mustufa

ICIJ's digital editor

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